the part of the tire in contact with the wheel flange. It is made of high tensile steel wires shaped to fit the rim and hold the tire on the wheel. The steel wires are wrapped in woven fabric and held in place by the plies.
A narrow convex shape formed on a part. Beads are found on projecting mounts and often where ferrules and ring caps meet wood. They are also usually found between the combs on the wood, as in combing & beading.
1. General term for applying a strip of material. 2. Trim molding that has a convex, partially circular, cross section. 3. Preformed strip for reinforcing the corners or ends of wallboard panels or the raised metal section at the corner of the strip. 4. The surface of a weld. 5. Edge or border. 6. Line of adhesive or caulking compound.
a round thing, or sometimes not really round at all, made of plastic or glass, or sometimes wood or shell or even bone, with a hole straight through the middle so that humans can put them on string or wire or stuff like that
A sealant or adhesive compound after application in a joint, irrespective of the method of application, such as a urethane bead applied to a pinchweld. A bead looks like a ribbon of adhesive rather than a round drop of adhesive.
(Beaded) A small double groove routed out around the perimeter of a cabinet frame or door giving the appearance of an added rounded, narrow molding. (Beaded panel - a panel with a vertical double groove routed at intervals across it's width). (Beaded inset - a style in which the cabinet door closes within the frame which has a double groove routed around its perimeter.)
The bubbles in sparkling wine. The smaller the bubbles, the longer they continue to rise in the glass, the better the quality of the wine. Bottle fermentation produces the smallest beads and the longest lasting beads. Carbonation produces the largest beads which are the quickest to disperse.
A tasting term used to describe the size of the bubbles in a glass of sparkling wine or Champagne. Some people say that the smaller and more persistent the bead, the finer the wine. Serving temperature may affect it's appearance - a colder wine will effervesce less vigorously.
A small semi-spherical protruding feature on the surface of a cast, resulting from a bubble in the mold. A bead can be removed from the cast, but its scar will hide the morphology of the original specimen at that location.
A wood strip against which a swinging sash closes, as in a casement window. Also, a finishing trim at the sides and top of the frame to hold the sash, as in a fixed sash or a double-hung window. Also referred to as bead stop.
A bead is a small, decorative object that is pierced for threading or stringing. As an alternative to piercing, plastic beads may be Moulded Onto a Thread during manufacturing; these MOT beads are often used for the throw necklaces worn at Mardi Gras. Beads range in size from under a millimeter to over a centimeter or sometimes several centimeters in diameter.
A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc.
The stationary platen of a press to which the lower die assembly is attached or the stationary part of the shear frame that supports the material being sheared and the fixed blade. Also, a narrow ridge in a sheet metal workpiece or part, commonly formed for reinforcement.